A brand new batch of spy photographs supplies our very first take a look at the next-generation A3 sedan. Particularly, our spies consider that that is the sporty S3 variant of the four-door.
Judging by these footage, the entrance finish of the sedan is identical because the hatchback. Nevertheless, this instance wears much less camouflage and exposes the bigger intakes within the corners, which additionally greatest identifies this automotive because the S3.
The roofline seems similar to the prevailing mannequin. The design makes the A3 sedan seem like a barely smaller model of the present A4 in profile. This one additionally wears an fascinating design for the dual-spoke wheels that provides a jagged type to the normal look.
The rear additionally helps determine this because the S3. It wears twin exhausts, and there’s a diffuser spanning the world between them. The thin, pointed taillights look good-looking on the again.
There is not a lot data but concerning the new S3’s powertrain. Hypothesis suggests the mannequin would nonetheless use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making between 300 hp (224 kW) and 320 hp (239 kW). As a performance-focused Audi, all-wheel drive could be the powertrain setup.
We anticipate the brand new A3 to debut in Europe in 2019 and for the S3 to comply with it in 2020. It is doable that the sedan variations may premiere concurrently their hatchback counterparts. The excellent news for People is that the four-door physique is coming to the US.